the thought counts

not to sound like an Abused Kid™ but parents and other adults are untrustworthy and can turn on you without a moment’s notice

I met a couple Australians this weekend and they introduced me to what is possibly the greatest phrase in the English language. Apparently, a common response to a wide variety of questions is “I’m not here to fuck spiders”. It means “I’m already doing that” or “Obviously, yeah”. So like, example usage:At the bar with a friend. Friend: do you want to get a beer? Me: well, I’m not here to fuck spiders.

some people have said it’s hypocritical of keith to leave the team when he went off on pidge for wanting to leave in season 1, but these are two very different situations

pidge was vital to the team in season 1, they couldn’t form voltron without her - but now, they have five paladins and are capable of forming voltron without keith, objectively speaking keith is superfluous

he knows shiro is the better leader so he willingly gives up his role as black paladin (a role he was never fully comfortable with anyway), he knows that lance is a great paladin and keith taking back red would leave lance out of the team, keith knows about lance’s insecurities, and that definitely plays into his decision to leave

he goes to the blade because it’s the only connection he has to his past, and because he’s the kind of person who has to have something to fight for, he doesn’t want to sit on the sidelines, he doesn’t want to feel lost again - so he goes with the blade of marmora because he believes that’s the place he’ll be most useful

keith sees himself as expendable, and that fits well with the blade’s ideology, but because he’s spent so much time with team voltron, he no longer sees others as expendable - especially not the people he cares about

tl;dr he’s just a lost boy who’s trying his best

just because you’re kindness is performative doesn’t make it any less impactful. just because those feelings may not be real for you, you’re actions are still real and they make a real difference. you are still being kind. you are still putting good shit out into the world. it counts, even if you don’t “feel” it.

My favourite Strange Superstitions and Beliefs

1. Ringing Bells - During the rein of Queen Elizabeth, it became popular to ring bells to ward away evil spirits, especially those at the foot of the bed as it was said to frighten them away. They were also rung during prayers to guide departed souls.

2. Curse of the Opal Stone - Some people believe opals are evil and unlucky. The superstition stemmed from the best selling novel ‘Anne of Geierstein’ by Sir Walter Scott in 1829 where Lady Hermione was falsely accused of being a demon as she dies shortly after a drop of holy water accidentally falls on her opal jewellery and changes its colour. This book had such an effect on the image of the Opal that shortly after its publication, the Opal market crashed and Opal prices dropped by 50%. Some say it is only bad luck to wear opals if you were not born in October.

3. Counting Crows - Apparently it was once thought that counting crows flying overhead could tell one’s fate. “One’s bad / Two’s luck / Three’s health / Four’s wealth / Five’s sickness / Six is death.”

4. Eye twitches - Though there is not much information about how this English superstition was idealised, it is said that in one of your eyes twitch, you are bewitched.

5. Gravestones -  If you align your gravesite (beforehand!) north-to-south you’re a witch.

6. Domovoi -   A common Russian superstition is that one must never shake hands, kiss, sleep or sit near a threshold such as a door. Thresholds are where brownie-like creatures known as domovoi dwell and kissing or shaking hands is regarded as an offensive invasion of their space.

7. Yellow - In Russia, superstition people believe yellow to be a sad and unlucky colour.

8. Candles - In a candle blows out by itself, especially during rituals, it is a sign that evil spirits are near.

9. Chills - If you get a sudden shiver or chill, it is a sign that someone is walking over your eventual grave.

10. Sparrows - are said to carry the souls of the dead and it is unlucky to kill one.

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Ten Most Viewed Rhett & Link Songs (as of July 2017)

  1. Epic Rap Battle: Nerd vs. Geek (35.8 million)
  2. My OCD (35.0 million)
  3. I’m On Vacation (24.5 million)
  4. My Favorite Pillow (22.9 million)
  5. It’s My Belly Button (22.3 million)
  6. Epic Rap Battle of Manliness (20.6 million)
  7. Facebook Song (16.4 million)
  8. I’m a Textpert (15.8 million)
  9. Epic Rap Battle (15.4 million)
  10. Are You Gonna Eat That? (14.4 million)
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I want to be in the game. I want to stay here longer. I want to stay with these guys. Give me the thrill of the court. I want to fight with these guys longer. Let me feel out of breath. Let me stand here. I want to touch the ball. I want to fight. I want to throw up a toss with my own hands over and over. Then, we’ll win the match that’s right in front of us!

Happy birthday, my beloved mom Pam! (。’▽’。)♡ @09kageyama [08.09]

arrives 2 and half years later with more papercuts